Category: TSP Funds

Relying on bond funds for steady returns has worked out well, until recently. U.S. bond investors have enjoyed a long bull market that started in the early 1980s, when interest rates were as high as 17 percent. Interest rates and bond prices move in opposite directions. As rates fell from their 1980s peak, bond prices rose, and investors enjoyed capital gains on top of high interest rates. Today we... [more]  
Those of us who were investing during the dot.com bubble probably remember Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Alan Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance” speech in December 1996: Lower risk premiums imply higher prices of stocks and other earning assets. We can see that in the inverse relationship exhibited by price/earnings ratios and the rate of inflation in the past. But how do we know... [more]  
Investors in the Thrift Savings Plan can choose from any of the available 10 funds we describe and track on our TSP Funds page, but rather than getting into the nitty gritty details about each fund, this post presents a high level overview of what you’re investing in when you choose any of these funds. It answers the question: What are my investment options in the Thrift Savings Plan? At the highest level, the Thrift Savings Plan gives you the option to invest in two asset classes:... [more]  

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